This term our is topic is ‘Hola Mexico’. We also have a new map of the world which the children are enjoying looking at and talking about and catching up on ‘First News’.
On the last day of term Emerald Class had a party. Mrs D-B & Mrs Howard made delicious cakes & Mrs N-G mixed mocktails.
Have a lovely holiday.
In science we learnt about Charles Darwin – on his visit to the Galapagos Islands he discovered several species of finches that varied from island to island, this helped him to develop his theory of natural selection. We had different ‘beaks’ (cocktail sticks, pegs, tweezers, chopsticks) and had to predict which would be most suited to pick up different ‘foods’.
The children have started to present their science homework – how fossils are formed.
Last week we received letters from our buddies inviting us to watch their Nativity. We loved reading them and looking at the pictures they had drawn. We wrote back to the and watched them on Monday – what a great job they did.
…this is what happens!
This week we learnt all about how animals adapt to survive their environment with Tamsin from Stroud Valleys Project. We learnt about the hazards of migration, how hedgehogs hibernate and use natural materials as insulation, that hibernation in hot or dry weather is called ‘aestivation’ and much, much more.
We had the most fabulous day at the farm with Kate & Martin. The children transformed into Celtic Warriors (complete with capes and blue face paint). They used maps to find their Celtic Kit, built roundhouses, improved their fire lighting skills, cooked on an open fire and tried their hand at wattle and daub.
Today, instead of reading, we let our Buddies show us old Year 6 children how to play!
What a fantastic and delicious day! The children really impressed us with their skills, not only did they look and taste great, some of the children worked together and showed collaborative skills. Each entry had positive qualities. I was particularity pleased with how articulate the children were talking to adults about their hard efforts. That said…I don’t want to eat another cake for a long time…you can have too much of a good thing!
This term Emerald Class have been learning about the Stone Age. We have foraged for food and cooked and eaten berries and nettles, cooked bone marrow on a fire (which we lit using flint) and ate it (the children loved it) and went to the Museum in the Park to learn more about Stone Age fossils.
Every Friday the Year 6 children ‘buddy up’ with their Reception ‘buddy’, it is a a great opportunity for the older children to read to the younger children and talk about books. I feel very proud when I look at them and see how nurturing and caring they are, what great role models.
…and what a lot of fun it is! The children have loved using their imaginations, getting dressed up and just having fun.
First Week Back
This term's books
05 January 2018
Every afternoon the children will be listening to ‘The Nowhere Emporium’ by Ros Mackenzie and as a class we will all be reading ‘Wonder’ by R.J. Palacio.
19 December 2017
Many thanks to the PTFA for giving us the money to buy an amazing selection of new books. Each child borrowed a new title to read over Christmas.
14 December 2017
We all enjoyed our Christmas lunch (and there were seconds).
13 December 2017
You will be tested on Tuesday 3rd January 2018.
STEM activity - strawberry laces!
06 December 2017
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths). Each child had a lace, they then had to estimate how long it was & then measure it. After that they had to estimate how long it could stretch to before it broke. Then they got to eat it (thanks Mrs Golding for the idea)!
20 November 2017
different ways to show 1/2
14 November 2017
Please practise the words and movements at home.
Stone Age Village
13 November 2017
This afternoon with Mr Scott Emerald Class made a Stone Age Village.
This week our buddies came to Emerald Class
13 November 2017
We read to them and the older children loved revisiting all the books they used to love.
This term we have been reading...
19 October 2017
…’Wolf Brother’ by Michelle Pavour is the book Mrs N-G reads at the end of the day and ‘Holes’ by Louis Sachar is our class book that we all read together, out loud.